Day by Day Warming Shelter
Our mission – Day by Day Shelter collaboratively provides temporary shelter, individualized services, and opportunities for self-sufficiency to empower the most vulnerable adults in our community.
Day By Day Shelter, Inc. was founded by a coalition of community members concerned about the lack of safe, temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness in the Oshkosh area. With broad community support from local government, police, fire, faith communities and foundations, Day By Day Shelter, Inc. first opened its doors on October 15, 2011.
From the beginning, our mission has been to support the most vulnerable individuals in our community. We strive to treat our guests with dignity and respect, while empowering them toward self-sufficiency and stability.
As of May 2023, Day by Day has more than quadrupled our operations from 25 beds, open 6 months of the year to 50 beds, open 365 days a year. With a new purpose-built shelter, we have also expanded our services and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our organization and our community.
Day By Day Shelter, Inc. is governed by an executive board of directors, and run by a caring and professional staff.
Every dollar makes a difference
As a local organization, Day By Day Shelter raises 95% of its annual operating budget right here in Winnebago County. We count on the generosity of local businesses, foundations, faith communities and individuals to help ensure safe shelter for anyone who needs it. Your support provides a warm bed, nutritious food and supportive services to help local homeless on the path to self-sufficiency. Here’s a small sampling of what your gift can do…
· $50 provides safe shelter for one guest for one night
· $125 covers the cost of supplies needed to operate the shelter for one week
· $1000 covers shelter utilities (water, gas, electric) for one month during the season
There are AM and PM volunteer opportunities available. Wesley will also be serving another spaghetti meal in the immediate future. We will need donations of food items including salads, desserts, spaghetti sauce, meat, spaghetti etc. Watch bulletins for more information. Contact Linda Fournier if you have any questions about the content of this article.
Although cash is the most useful donation, Day By Day Shelter also relies on the donation of goods and services to deliver its mission. See the February newsletter for a list of items we need most right now.